ABA Faculty

Dr. Tonya DavisDr. Tonya Davis, associate professor, specializes in special education and applied behavior analysis. She has research interests in the treatment of challenging behavior, communication interventions, and educational interventions for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Davis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level (BCBA-D). She currently serves as the Coordinator of the Special Education Undergraduate Program and the Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Program. She is also the Director of the Baylor Clinic for Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE). 


Dr. Stephanie GerowDr. Stephanie Gerow, assistant professor, has research interests in applied behavior analysis, challenging behavior interventions, and teaching natural change agents (e.g., parents, teachers) to implement interventions. She has published her research in journals including Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Review Journal of Autism and Developmental DisordersDevelopmental Neurorehabilitation, and Behavior Modification.


Kristen Padilla-MainorKristen Padilla-Mainor, a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), is director of the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities and has research interests in behavior assessments, applied behavior analysis, and developmental disabilities. Padilla-Mainor has received several awards for her outstanding service to the field. In 2015, she was awarded the Early Career Spotlight Award from the National Association of School Psychologists, Outstanding School Psychologist from the Texas Association of School Psychologists, and Task Supervisor of the Year from the Diana Garland School of Social Work.